Dedicated Stephen King fans are in for an epic treatâ€”an odyssey, a Foolâ€™s journey, an adventure with romance. A genre-bending historical novel with moral implications, this story combines echoes of Homer, H.G. Wells, Don Quixote, Quantum Leap (the old TV show), Jack Finneyâ€™s TIME AND AGAIN, and even a spoonful of meta-King himself, the czar of popular fiction.
November 8, 2011
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Tags: 1950s, 700+ Pages, JFK, Real Event Fiction, Real People Fiction, Stephen King, Time Period Fiction, Time Travel Â· Posted in: Alternate History, Facing History, Speculative (Beyond Reality), Texas, y Award Winning Author
What happens when you take an ordinary small town in rural Maine and put a lid on it? An invisible, tougher than Superman, nearly impermeable dome of a lid that extends into the sky nearly 50,000 feet?
At more than 1,000 pages, quite a lot. Kingâ€™s latest is not so much a horror tale as a horrifying thriller â€“ the dome is a mystifying fact; itâ€™s the people under it that get really scary. In Kingâ€™s vision, cutting a town off from the world â€“ from accountability – leaves the bullies in charge. Perhaps a different town would have had a different result, but I suspect (on no evidence) that King thinks bullies are attracted to small-town authority.